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The Compass

A weekly Arts and Performing Arts podcast
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This is the final episode of The Compass Podcast! Creator, host, and actor Leah Walsh is interviewed by artist Kim Miller. Leah shares about her experiences with the dark side, the seven year evolution of The Compass, what she's looking forward
Vocalist, violinist, mariachi, entrepreneur, and educator Susie Garcia shares her experiences with the dark side, leading the all female, Los Angeles based mariachi ensemble Las Colibri, growing as a leader, parenting as an artist, and balancin
Interdisciplinary Artist, Actor/Creator, and Educator Catherine Mueller shares her experiences with the dark side, her love of clown, her journey founding The MAMAs / Mother Artists Making Art and The PAMAS / Pregnant Artists Making Art (www.mo
Multi-hyphenate artist Jessica Blank shares her experiences building a creative life, embracing creative problem solving, restaging the documentary theatre piece Coal Country after having to close at the beginning of the pandemic, parenting as
Actor and writer Nikki Massoud shares her experiences with the dark side, how community is changing in the pandemic, time, and delving into playwriting, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Actor, teacher, and comedian Julia Ogilvie shares her experiences with the dark side, winding up in her home state of Hawaii during the pandemic and the artistic community there, and finding ways to give yourself the green light as an artist. L
Actor Daniel Morgan Shelley shares his experiences with the dark side, building structure in your life, auditioning, and going through the pandemic as an introvert. Check out what Daniel is up to: www.danielmorganshelley.com Learn more about yo
Actor Geoffrey Allen Murphy shares his experiences with the dark side, auditioning, finding balance, and understudying on Broadway during the pandemic (in To Kill a Mockingbird). Check out what he's up to at http://www.geoffreyallenmurphy.com/
Update from host Leah Walsh gives an update on her plans for the podcast, moving to a season format with new episodes being published starting in January, 2022. The pandemic has been hard on all of us, take care of yourself. Talk to you soon, i
Playwright and actor Amy Berryman shares her experiences with the dark side, pivoting to focus on playwriting, building a community and a process, her play being produced in London during the pandemic, day jobs, and trust. http://www.amy-berrym
Natalie Suzanne is a teacher, craftsperson, naturalist, and musician. She shares her experiences with the dark side, building a creative life in a variety of communities and environments, recording her first album as a singer songwriter, and ba
Violinist and composer Michelle Ross shares her experiences with the dark side, finding a love of improvisation, expanding your definition of yourself as an artist, and performing Bach all over New York City. www.michellerossviolin.com Learn mo
Actor and creator Damian Jermaine Thompson shares his experiences with the dark side, community, virtual teaching, overcoming adversity, joining the Actors Equity Association Council in hopes of fighting for our community of artists, Check out
Actor, writer and teacher Brittany Vicars shares her experiences over the past year with her diagnosis with a rare form of cancer, treatment, and processing and sharing this experience through her writing. We also discuss isolation and communit
Sarah Kenny is a long time theater educator with a focus towards accessibility/disability inclusion, and is currently working on her Masters in Disability Studies at CUNY School of Professional Studies. She shares her experiences with the dark
Actor, director and Executive Artistic Director of The Seeing Place Theater shares her experiences with the dark side, continuing to run a theater company and produce work virtually during the pandemic, day jobs, the importance of sharing knowl
Playwright Lily Houghton shares her experiences with the dark side, building a creative life, establishing herself as a professional playwright on her own terms after growing up in the NYC Off-Broadway community, writing and pitching for televi
Actor, activist and labor organizer Jeffrey Omura shares his experiences building a creative life, his current campaign for New York City Council (District 6, Upper West Side), the importance of art advocacy such as Be an #ArtsHero, auditioning
Director, actor, and teacher Vivienne Benesch is the Producing Artistic Director of Playmakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, NC. She shares her experiences with the dark side, collaboration, the countless contingency plans of running a thea
Actor Chris Myers shares his experiences with the dark side, growing up as an artist in NYC, collaboration, developing the study group series "Anti-Capitalism for Artists" (current title) which gives artists a place to engage with a radical cla
Theatrical maker and teacher Emily Ritger shares her experiences with the dark side, creating community, deciding to go to grad school and invest in herself as an artist, and starting the artist cooperative The Midwives that fosters artists and
Host Leah Walsh reads from The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Actor Christina Rouner shares her experiences with the dark side, resisting the comparison game, becoming a parent, auditioning, starting her own business, and gratitude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Actor Nija Okoro shares her experiences with the dark side, the power of rituals in daily life, establishing herself in Los Angeles after growing up in NYC, falling in love with independent film, and lessons learned from her recent national tou
Actor and coach Carolyn Michelle Smith shares her experiences with the dark side, making the move from NYC to LA, constantly learning and pivoting, community, and the embracing the self-tape audition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg
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